So, first post.
I've been skiing maybe a maximum of about 20 times since i was 13, i'm 28 now. so i've had basic skiing down for a while. I moved to San Jose from Vegas recently and have been up to Northstar, MtRose and Mt Shatsa a few times in the last few weeks. I've always rented boots and ski's as its a pretty expensive sport to just go out and buy gear. Recently had a freestyle lesson at Shasta and am 100% hooked. Soon as i heard the noise of my ski's grinding a box (which i didnt hear the first time i tried, as it was mostly my face that slid along the box!) I was hooked. I've been a competeing flairbartender for a few years and am so sure that i want to compete (obviously at a super low level to start) at this aswell. Will be booking a session at Windells freestyle camp to make my learning curve as steep as possible.
So, i just bought my first ski boot. 2011 Dalbello Voodoo. I bought them online knowing that this boot fits me (tried on the same all be it $120 mire expensive boot at a local shop) to be sure.
Question is, when i get them through the post, what the best way to wear them in? should i wear them around the house as much as possible? wear just the liners? only wear them standing up? or take them to one of the ski shops by me to get them to tweak them to match up to my stance and feet profile to properly home in on what support shit i need if they can do that?
Basiclly, need advice on making sure that these boots are comfy enough so i can really sink my teeth into this freestyle thing!
Obvioulsy not aiming for no X games and shit but you gotta start somewhere right? Are there an organising bodys for competions? How are the competitons grouped regarding skill level? Are ski'ers being put together in heats of similar ski time/experience or just one big heat for everyone and you come last for the first few attempts at competing?
Appreciate the time.